Skinnersville Cemetery Association to hold annual meeting

The Skinnersville Cemetery Association Inc. will hold its annual lot owners and trustee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15. The meeting will be held in the White Chapel on the cemetery grounds at 490 Frontier Road, off John James Audubon Parkway, near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. All lot owners are welcome to attend and participate in the […]

2021-03-03 E-Edition

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Sledding smiles

Tripp Boyer flashes a giant smile while sledding down the hill on Saratoga Road behind Amherst Middle School. Oops! A Free Account is required to view this content. Please Login below or Create A Free Account to unlock this story and more! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

As the coronavirus evolves, so too does the fight to monitor mutations; Researchers at UB are leading the way locally

In a study released in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that a rapidly spreading, far more contagious variant of the coronavirus is projected to become the dominant source of infection in the United States by March. The variant – B 1.1.7 – was first identified in Britain, where it quickly became the primary source of infections, […]

Day to retire from Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education is commencing a search for the next superintendent of schools. The Board of Education accepted the resignation, for the purpose of retirement, of Superintendent Anthony Day, at its Jan. 30 meeting. The resignation is effective at the end of the summer. At the same meeting, the Board appointed Erie 1 BOCES […]

North Forest residents voice opposition to proposed apartment complex

During the Feb. 22 town board meeting several community members spoke in opposition to the proposed reclassification of a vacant lot at 2160 and 2170 North Forest Road, which would allow for the petitioner, Coromandel Estates Amherst, LLC to develop a two-story, eight-unit apartment building on the property. The petitioner proposed for the 2.35 acres of land to be reclassified […]


While it was a little different this year due to COVID-19 precautions, the Fourth Annual Johnny G. Cansdale Soup Stroll went off without a hitch. The event was held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 along Main Street in Williamsville and featured 17 participating establishments and approximately 20 different soups. Oops! A Free Account is required to […]

Family greenhouse continues Growing Kindness initiative with gift card distribution

Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse and Nursery, 8441 County Road, East Amherst, is continuing its philanthropic initiative called “Growing Kindness” by distributing $50 Tops Market gift cards to 100 households for Easter. “Our family has been blessed, so my wife Teri and I feel an obligation, especially at this time, to reach out to people in our community that need help,” said […]

Nativity of Mary School celebrates 100 days of in-person learning

Nativity of Mary School celebrated its 100th day of school on Thursday, Feb. 25, by dressing up as 100-year-old students. This was a particularly meaningful milestone, as it was not only the 100th day of learning for the year, but it also marked the 100th day of full-day, five-days-per-week, in-person instruction. Nativity has prided itself on the ability to remain […]

Williamsville resident earns 2021 ASPA Founders’ Fellow award

ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter – the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration – congratulated member and Williamsville resident Graham Bowman for receiving the national prestigious ASPA Founders’ Fellow award. Bowman is one of 24 new professionals or graduating students nationwide to be named to the Class of 2021. According to a news release from ASPA National, “2021 […]